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156 Religious Studies & Theology Master's degrees in United Kingdom

M.A. Religion in Global Politics

The MA Religion in Global Politics from SOAS University of London is designed to appeal to policy-makers, analysts, journalists and researchers in either international, national or regional institutions and organisations engaged in policy formation, inter-religious dialogue and community development, social work, development, conflict resolution, peace building or diversity management. 

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
MTh, MSc World Christianity

The World Christianity programme from The University of Edinburgh is designed to enable you to understand a wide range of Christian belief, culture and practice throughout the world, in historical, theological, and sociological contexts.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.Sc. Religious Studies

The Religious Studies programme from The University of Edinburgh provides the opportunity to study a variety of religious traditions, in combination with advanced learning in the theory and method of the study of religion.

College of Humanities & Social Science
M.A. Muslim Minorities in a Global Context (Online)

What are the challenges faced by Muslim minority communities and their host societies? What are the debates surrounding the place of religious minorities in secular societies? The Muslim Minorities in a Global Context course is offered at SOAS University of London.

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy
MTh, MSc Theology in History

This flexible programme in Theology in History from The University of Edinburgh looks at the Christian past from a variety of perspectives – theological, philosophical and historical – and provides options for special study of themes from the early church to modern times.

College of Humanities & Social Science
MPhil/MRes Theology

Part of the School of Education and Social Sciences, our Theology research degrees are broadly themed around culture, religion and society. This emerging area of work draws together studies of contemporary cultural practices, their inter-relationships and their social impacts, including in the media and the digital world.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
M.A. Religion

Students can tap into our rich tradition of excellence in textual, theological and philosophical study while also gaining perspective on ways religion shapes and is shaped by the contemporary world. Attracting students from around the globe, the course offers an outstanding range of teaching, with the option to follow one of four pathways of study or to forge your own path.

Faculty of Arts & Humanities
M.A. Biblical Studies Research

Join staff and students from around the world in the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies. The variety of fresh perspectives you’ll find here will make your masters a unique experience.

Department of Arts & Humanities
M.A. French and Theological Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) French and Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Spanish and Theological Studies (With a Year Abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Spanish and Theological Studies (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Biblical Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Biblical Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
Postgraduate Diploma Theology and Religion

This programme is intended for students who hold a BA (Honours) degree or equivalent in another discipline, but who wish to acquire a knowledge of Theology and Religion at a level which would permit them to undertake further study in the subject.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.Res. Studies in Philosophy and Religion (MRes Distance Learning Programme)

The Studies in Philosophy and Religion (MA Distance Learning Programme) is scheduled for a duration of one year (full-time) or three years (part-time). It is tailor-made to suit your interests in consultation with the areas of expertise offered by the School. It is designed also to suit the needs of those who are unable to attend time-tabled sessions at Bangor. It comprises two parts.)

School of Philosophy and Religion
M.Res. Sikh Studies (MRes)

The Sikh Studies MRes is a research degree that includes taught components and a 20,000-word thesis. The programme’s taught element will seek to provide you with an understanding of the Sikh religion in a theological, anthropological and ‘case-by-case’ context with particular reference to the contemporary scene.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.A. Christian Theology (Catholic Studies)

This course focuses on the Catholic theological tradition in particular, within the more general context of Christian theology. Durham is developing a strong emphasis on a renewed engagement with contemporary Catholicism, and now boasts a Centre for Catholic Studies and the Bede Chair in Catholic Theology.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.A. Religions and Theology

This programme aims to provide students in Religions and Theology with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of these fields. It stresses a broad, interdisciplinary and comparative approach. Courses can be taken from across the offerings within the discipline and beyond.

School of Arts, Histories and Cultures
M.A. Canon Law

This study of Roman Catholic Canon Law grew from an interest in canon law outside of ecclesiastical circles and within the church since the Second Vatican Council and subsequent revision of canon law. The programme attracts civil lawyers, theologians, priests, people engaged in parish work and religious education and people working on marriage tribunals.

Theology
M.A. Religious Studies

University of Chester, Religious Studies - Explore the diversity of global religious and spiritual life. Ask the big questions. Probe relationships between religion, spirituality, society, identity, ethics and popular culture. Discover texts and traditions. Explore concepts and truth claims. Consider the phenomenon of religion from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives.

The Faculty of Humanities
Postgraduate Certificate Philosophy of Religion and Ethics

The Philosophy of Religion and Ethics programme at the University of Leeds addresses fundamental questions in the philosophy of religion and ethics and will be taught entirely online.

Faculty of Arts
M.A. Christian Ministry

This MA is designed for lay and ordained Christians with significant experience of working (paid or volunteer) in churches, mission agencies, or not-for-profit organisations (faith-based or secular), enabling you to engage theologically and strategically with the contemporary world.

M.A. Theology and Religion

Theology and religion is a diverse subject area, employing a wide variety of methodological approaches in its discourse. It is not only growing in academic significance, but it is also a living, active area of study that engages communities of faith, politicians and those working in non-academic contexts.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.St. Philosophical Theology

The Master of Studies (MSt) in Philosophical Theology offers graduates in either philosophy or theology the opportunity to undertake advanced study in a field bridging the two disciplines. Teaching is provided jointly by members of both the Faculty of Philosophy and the Faculty of Theology and Religion.

Master Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Religious Education)

The PGCE Religious Education programme is set in the heart of London. The department works in close partnership with schools in designing, delivering and assessing our programme. You will have the opportunity to work with tutors who are actively engaged in research and are encouraged to take a critical view of policies and practice.

Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy
M.A. Biblical Studies and Philosophy

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Biblical Studies and Philosophy programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.Phil. Theology and Religious Studies

The M.Phil. in Theology and Religious Studies is a nine-month Masters course. The M.Phil. offers the opportunity for advanced study in Theology and Religious Studies across the full range of disciplines and with a strong focus on research.

M.A. Theology

One of the big strengths of our Theology MA is how well it matches the current research interests of our academic staff. That means you get the maximum benefit of our expertise whichever module options you choose. We will train you in research methodologies and skills so that you can engage with key texts and sources, we can also help you develop expertise in biblical languages as well as Latin, patristic Greek and Aramaic if you need it.

College of Humanities
M.A. Religious Studies

This is a broad programme for anyone interested in the academic study of religion. Students take five taught modules each assessed by a 5,000 word essay.

Department of Religious Studies
M.A. Theology

The MA in Theology, University of Chester offers a solid grounding in the classical tradition of Christian thought, as well as helping students to ask cutting-edge questions of contemporary theological significance.

The Faculty of Humanities
M.Phil. Theology

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Theology degree offers more extensive study of a particular field of theology at an advanced level, with rigorous training in relevant research methods and a period of scholarly research and writing.

M.St. Theology

The Master of Studies (MSt) in Theology is offered in all major areas of theology: Biblical interpretation, Christian doctrine, Christian ethics, ecclesiastical history, New Testament studies, Old Testament studies, and science and religion. Students of Christian Doctrine specialise in one of four areas: patristic theology, scholastic theology, the Reformation period or modern theology. 

M.A. Contemporary Religion

The MA Contemporary Religion course is a varied and exciting programme with two routes to choose from; a research route, for those considering an academic career in the study of religion, and a professional route to give you an advantage in any field of expertise.

M.A. Geography and Theological Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Geography and Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Theological Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Biblical Studies and Greek

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Biblical Studies and Greek programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Biblical Studies and Classical Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Biblical Studies and Classical Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Biblical Studies

This course focuses on the context and interpretation of biblical and pseudepigraphal texts, along with the study of biblical languages. Durham has a long tradition of outstanding biblical scholarship, providing a wide range of distinctive approaches to biblical studies, including historical, critical and theological.

Department of Theology and Religion
Postgraduate Certificate Secondary Religious Education

Gain qualified teacher status (QTS) as a teacher of religious education with experience teaching Key Stages 3 to 5. Through study and teaching placements, you develop the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm needed to teach pupils with a range of abilities in both secondary school and college settings.

M.A. Religion, Culture and Society

The MA Religion, Culture and Society programme from University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) explores the impact and influence religion and belief has on social structures, community, politics, economics, policy (education), citizenship, culture & identity, sexuality, pluralism, spirituality, and national & international relationships.

M.A. Theology and Religious Studies

As faiths of all kinds navigate their way through a period of great social change, it is more important than ever to possess an in-depth understanding of how faiths interact with each other and society. This MA creatively balances the close study of particular traditions with a broad understanding of the subject area. It is one of the few programmes in London that offers specialised teaching in Islam as well as several different aspects of Christian theology.

M.A. German and Theological Studies (With a Year Abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) German and Theological Studies (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Christian Ministry

The MA in Christian Ministry has been specially developed to meet the needs of Christian ministers, predominantly those working in local churches.

Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies
MTh Biblical Theology

An Aberdeen MTh in Biblical Studies draws on six centuries of scriptural scholarship at the fifth oldest university in the English-speaking world, founded in 1495. Biblical studies at Aberdeen draws on diverse academic disciplines in the study of Jewish and Christian scriptures, including theology, archaeology, literary criticism, history, philology and social science.

College of Arts and Social Sciences
M.A. Art History and Biblical Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Art History and Biblical Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Art History
Postgraduate Certificate Secondary Religious Education

PGCE Secondary Religious Education at The University of Winchester is an innovative, flexible postgraduate programme that enables prospective Religious Education (RE) teachers to study either full-time or part-time. Graduates with a 2.1 or higher are eligible for a government training bursary of up to £9,000.

M.Phil. Japanese Studies

Japanese Studies was established at Manchester in 2007 and quickly grew a large undergraduate program with a small but expanding graduate cluster attached.

School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
M.Litt. Religion, Literature and Culture M.Th

The Religion, Literature and Culture M.Th, M.Litt. programme from the University of Glasgow provides a thorough and cutting-edge exploration of classic and contemporary debates in theology and religious studies, incorporating the latest scholarship in the field.

College of Arts
Postgraduate Certificate Secondary Religious Education PGCE

School Direct (Tuition Fee) is a route into teaching at both primary and secondary levels. Trainees join other student teachers on the established Religious Education PGCE programme at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE), whilst undertaking their teaching experience at their host school or alliance.

Institute of Education
M.A. Spanish and Theological Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Spanish and Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Geography and Hebrew

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Geography and Hebrew programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Geography & Geosciences
M.A. Christian Education and Leadership M.Ed.

The Masters in Christian Education and Leadership is a new part-time programme which enables education practitioners to carry out M level study that is clearly linked to developing their professional practice in schools, academies or colleges in order to support their journey as Christian educators and school leaders. 

M.Phil. Philosophical Theology

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Philosophical Theology is intended to provide you with detailed knowledge of philosophical theology, its history and a cognate area of philosophy, with the opportunity to hone your skills in research and in written and oral argument in these subjects.

M.A. German and New Testament (With a year abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) German and New Testament (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. French and Hebrew

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) French and Hebrew programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
Master Theology

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MTheol (Hons) Theology programme of study is through the Faculty of Divinity.

School of Divinity
M.A. Religious Arts of Asia

This is the only history of art and archaeology degree in Europe focused on the great religious traditions of Asia. The MA Religious Arts of Asia programme at SOAS University of London includes within its scope diverse countries, regions and time periods from antiquity to the present, with a particular emphasis on Buddhism in South, Central and Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, China, Korea and Japan. 

M.Th. Applied Theology

The MTh in Applied Theology is designed to enable theological reflection upon experience in pastoral practice mainly, but not only, in the context of ministry in the Church. It may be taken if you hold a pastoral appointment at present, or if you are able to include a period of approved pastoral experience in your course of study for the MTh.

MTh/PgDip/PgCert Theology

Reflect critically on your professional practice in our one-year programme designed to support ministry and other professional development.

Cardiff School of History, Archaeology and Religion
Master Religion (PCert, MA)

The MA in Religion from the University of Kent provides core training for students wanting to pursue further postgraduate research or research in other contexts. The programme offers an overview of key theoretical debates in the study of religion, as well as methodological issues and approaches for conducting fieldwork. You also study two modules of your choice, suited to your own specific interests.

School of European Culture and Languages
M.Phil. Eastern Christian Studies

The MPhil in Eastern Christian Studies is a two-year degree which is intended to give you experience in reading and interpreting a wide range of Eastern Christian texts in one of three options - Greek, Armenian with Greek, or Syriac with Greek. All students also prepare a 30,000 word thesis. This degree can be a stand-alone qualification or preparation for doctoral research.

M.St. Study of Religion

This course offers an intensive training in research in the study of religions. It enables you to study two major religions, and to explore the nature of religion itself, at an advanced level. You can select your special subjects from the following five religious traditions currently covered by the faculty: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism.

Postgraduate Certificate Spiritual and Religious Care in Health and Social Care

Current health and social care frameworks regard spiritual care as an essential component of health and wellbeing and all health and social care professionals should assess and respect the spiritual and religious beliefs of patients and their carers. But what does that mean? This certificate programme enables health and social care professionals to draw from their own professional experience and to gain knowledge and skills of the multicultural, ethical, legal and safe provision of spiritual and religious care in practice.

School of Critical Studies
M.A. Theology and Religious Studies

This degree, which can be studied one year full-time or two years part-time, enables students to pursue a particular project at masters level. It also introduces students to the research skills necessary for doctoral study in the field of theology or religious studies.

Theology and Religious Studies
M.Litt. Theology, Imagination and the Arts (ITIA)

The M.Litt. in Theology, Imagination and the Arts is ITIA’s flagship programme. A one-year residential Masters course, it is designed to provide a broad introduction to postgraduate work in the field of theology and the arts. The course can be taken both a self-contained programme of study and as grounding for those intending to pursue doctoral research in this field.

School of Divinity
M.A. Religion and Society

In this course, the focus is on religion in its anthropological and sociological perspectives. Durham has particular strengths in the study of Mormonism; death, dying and disposal; shamanism; religion and emotion; religion/faith and globalisation; religion and politics; contemporary evangelicalism and post-evangelicalism; and religion and generational change.

Department of Theology and Religion
M.A. Philosophy of Religion and Ethics (Distance Learning)

On the MA Philosophy of Religion and Ethics programme you will explore a variety of questions – for example: Are there shared human values? How do we negotiate different belief systems in pluralistic societies? Is there a conflict between science and religion? Do people with different religious views have the same morals? Is life without God meaningless?

Department of Philosophy
M.A. Arabic and Hebrew

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Arabic and Hebrew programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Biblical Studies and French (With a Year Abroad)

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Biblical Studies and French (With a year abroad) programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Mathematics and Theological Studies

The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the MA (Hons) Mathematics and Theological Studies programme of study is through the Faculty of Arts.

School of Divinity
M.A. Theology and Religion

The MA in Theology and Religion serves both the specific needs of students focussed on progressing towards doctoral research and those of students looking to continue relatively broad-based studies in Theology and Religion to Level four, perhaps in support of a career in teaching.

Department of Theology and Religion